Manuscript Group 181 WILLIAM A. STONE PAPERS 1898-1903 2 cu. ft.
William A. Stone (b. 1846, d. 1920), born in Delmar Township, Tioga County, saw
Civil War action as a member of Company A, 187th Pennsylvania Volunteers; was
district attorney of Tioga County and U.S. district attorney for the Western District
of Pennsylvania; was a member of the 52nd, 53rd, 54th, and 55th congresses; and
was governor of Pennsylvania from 1899 to 1903.
Included in the collection are reports from various agencies, including the Department
of Agriculture, Attorney General, Banking Department, Factory Inspectors, Forestry
Department, Game Commission, Department of Insurance, Department of Internal Affairs,
Board of Public Charities, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Valley Forge
Park Commission, and Bureau of Mines (concerning the Johnstown Mine Disaster of
1902). The correspondence series touches on such subjects as the coal and iron
police; strikes in the anthracite coal fields and the use of the National Guard;
the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission; the election of U.S. senators by
popular vote; and various matters pertaining to state related correctional, educational,
and health (e.g., State Board of Health) operations and facilities.